By Robert Gehl
In a rather bizarre turn of events, President Obama is denying that he told Americans they could keep their existing insurance after Obama kicks in.
This denial, of course, flies in the face of facts and a fantastic video by New York Magazine that shows him saying “if you like it, you can keep it” dozens of times.
In a speech Monday to supporters in Washington, D.C., Obama said that’s not what he really said … Ignore every thing he’s told you for the last three years, folks. What he actually said was “you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”
Of course, while denying he said what he said, President Obama did kind of acknowledge he made a promise to the American People – and broke it – by saying a much more important promise needed to be kept:
“If we had allowed these old plans [to continue]… then we would have broken an even more important promise — making sure that Americans gain access to health care that doesn’t leave them one illness away from financial ruin,” he announced.
Administration officials are trying to backpedal from the last three years of broken promises, but are having a tough go. Some are even openly admitting to the deception. The Daily Caller reports:
Obama’s deceptive statements were deliberate and were intended to bolster Obama’s ability to get Obamacare passed in 2010 and him reelected in 2012, according to aides cited in a Wall Street Journal article Saturday.
“Simplification and ease of explanation were a premium, and that was true throughout the process,” Jon Favreau, who was Obama’s senior speech writer, told the journal’s writers